Apple’s New Mac Pro Is Now Available

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The new Mac Pro is now available in the Apple Store after great anticipation. Shipping is December 30 and the most maxed out system costs $9599 and consists of 2.7 12-core with 30MB of L3 cache, 64GB 1866 DDR# ECC RAM, 1TB PCIe-based flash storage, and Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB GDDR5 VRAM each.

Apple also released FCPX 10.1, Motion 5.1, and Compressor 4.1. Here is a list of the new features available in the software.

New FCPX 10.1 Features:

• Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
• Video monitoring up to 4K via Thunderbolt 2 and HDMI on select Mac computers
• 4K content including titles, transitions, and generators
• Libraries allow you to gather multiple events and projects within a single bundle
• Easily open and close individual libraries to load just the material you need
• Option to import media to locations inside or outside a library
• Automatically back up libraries to a user-specified drive or network location
• Project Snapshots let you quickly capture the project state for fast versioning
• Audio fade handles on individual audio channels in the timeline
• Add precise retime speeds by entering them numerically in the timeline
• Non-rippling retime option
• One-step Replace and Retime
• Custom project frame sizes
• Through edits displayed on all clip types
• Join Through Edit command removes bladed cuts to clips in the timeline
• Detach audio from Multicam Clips in the timeline to manipulate audio and video 
separately
• Make video or audio-only edits into the timeline with Multicam Clips as sources
• Blade and move audio in J- and L-cuts
• Roll audio with J- and L-cut splits open
• Option to hide the Browser to gain more screen space for viewing
• Native support for .MTS and .MT2S files from AVCHD cameras
• Used media indicators on source clips
• Improved performance with large projects
• Improved performance when modifying or adding keywords to many clips at once
• Easily move, copy, and paste multiple keyframes
• Option for linear animation with Ken Burns effect
• Improved image stabilization with InertiaCam and Tripod mode
• Import photos from iOS devices
• Proxy and playback quality controls accessible in Viewer menu
• Support for portrait/landscape metadata in still images
• Effects parameters, fonts and text size included in XML metadata
• Improved support for growing media and edit whilst ingesting
• FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
• API for custom Share operations using third-party software
• Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
• Share directly to Chinese video sites, Youku and Tudou
• Spanish language localization
• Ability to interact with the share target application to customize the export operation.

New Motion 5.1 Features:

• Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
• FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
• Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
• Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
• Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou
• Spanish language localization

Check out the Mac Pro at http://store.apple.com/us

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